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Fuel reduction tool for multi-engine vessels
Caterpillar Marine has introduced a new fuel reduction tool which aims to achieve the lowest possible fuel consumption for multi-engine vessels. 07 Nov 2017
New propulsion system enables independent engine and propeller control
New propulsion system enables independent engine and propeller control 20 Sep 2017
Caterpillar LNG test bed
Caterpillar Marine says it has unveiled the first LNG test bed for gas-fuelled engines at its facility in Kiel, Germany. 15 May 2017
Caterpillar Marine receives type approval
Caterpillar Marine’s Asset Intelligence (CAT AI) software has received Type Approval certification from DNV GL. 07 Dec 2016
Crowley Maritime installs Cat monitoring technology
US-based marine solutions company, Crowley Maritime Corporation, has announced it will be installing Caterpillar’s Cat Asset Intelligence software on one of its vessels. 24 Mar 2016
Alarm and protection available for Cat gensets
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has announced an additional option to expand the capability of its C18 Acert package generator sets. 30 Nov 2010
Wimborne centre celebrates 10 year anniversary
The Wimborne Marine Power Centre, an engine packaging facility for US-based Caterpillar, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as part of Caterpillar. 20 Apr 2010
New Caterpillar logistic center in Germany
With the continued growth of MaK diesel engine sales around the world for marine, power generation, and petroleum applications, Caterpillar has launched a new logistic center located in Henstedt-Ulzburg, near Hamburg, Germany. 14 May 2010
Early availability for IMO II compliant MaK engine
With the implementation of IMO II regulations for the marine industry on 1 January 2011, Caterpillar Motoren has been working for nearly three years on a strategy for each of its four medium-speed engine series. 21 Jul 2010
MaK engines target IMO III requirements
As the global marine industry continues to evolve based on increasingly stringent regulations, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has been focused on maximising research and development to satisfy requirements whilst minimising the impact on owning and operating costs. 03 Aug 2010
Upgrade kits for Cat marine engines
Caterpillar has developed engine retrofit kits for the Cat 3500 series of marine engines which will allow customers to upgrade mechanical unit injector (MUI) engines to reduce emissions to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulated levels. 03 Aug 2010
Early delivery for IMO II M 20 C engine
Caterpillar Motoren has announced early availability of the IMO II-compliant configuration of its MaK M 20 C marine engine. 25 Aug 2010
Upgrade kits for Cat engines
Caterpillar has developed engine retrofit kits for the Cat 3500 series of marine engines which will allow customers to upgrade mechanical unit injector (MUI) engines to reduce emissions to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulated levels. 30 Sep 2010
Caterpillar expands C18 range
Building on the success of the Cat C18 ACERT marine engine, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is offering an additional rating for the inline engine to expand the power range available. 18 Aug 2010
Caterpillar to power Indian patrol vessels
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is to supply the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) with 72 propulsion engines and gensets to power 36 interceptor boats. 08 Oct 2010
A new queen joins Cunard
The recently delivered new Cunarder, ‘Queen Elizabeth’, is the third newbuilding to enter service with this Carnival Group subsidiary in the last six years and joins an impressive line-up of passenger ships comprising the transatlantic ocean liner ‘Queen Mary 2’ and the cruise ship ‘Queen Victoria’. 01 Nov 2010
A new Queen joins Cunard
The new Cunarder, ‘Queen Elizabeth’, is the third newbuilding to enter service with this Carnival Group subsidiary in the last six years and joins the transatlantic ocean liner ‘Queen Mary 2’ and the cruise ship ‘Queen Victoria’. 01 Feb 2011
Caterpillar powers new car ferries
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems was recently selected to provide combined propulsion systems for two Scandlines car ferry newbuilds. 26 Jan 2011
The case for multiple engines
There is a case developing where the use of multiple engines – usually several high speed units - can be justified on deep-sea ships on the grounds of both improved safety and improved economy, writes Dag Pike. 29 Mar 2011
Dual-fuel technology meets owners’ needs
Concerns over the extent and pace at which LNG will become obtainable as a marine fuel, and shortcomings in the international bunkering network, make dual-fuel (DF) machinery rather than pure gas engines the favoured choice for many owners looking to use natural gas fuel, writes David Tinsley. 31 Aug 2011
High speed engines bring emissions and cost benefits
Demands for higher efficiency, lower emissions and fuel restrictions are prompting designers to look at high speed diesel-based prime mover options, by Dag Pike. 30 Sep 2011
Cat moves into Brazilian market
Caterpillar says that demand for its power products from Brazil’s emerging oil and gas industry has led to the company deciding to increase its local production and packaging capabilities, and to extend its product range. 04 Oct 2011
GL to certify Cat marine dealer network
Germanischer Lloyd says that it has been contracted by Caterpillar Marine Power Systems, maker of engines under the Cat and MaK brands, to certify the marine service assessments of its worldwide marine dealer network. 11 Oct 2011
MaK ‘green’ engine package for OSV
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is to provide four MaK engines - two 6 M 25 C and two 9 M 25 C - for the diesel electric system for an offshore supply newbuild, ordered from Astilleros Gondán in Spain. 26 Oct 2011
New addition to Cat high speed range
Caterpillar has introduced a new C175-16 marine propulsion engine, which the company says enters the market at a size, power and rpm that will drive new, more profitable vessel designs for all marine market segments. 18 Nov 2011
MaK dual fuel engine launched
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has launched a new marine dual fuel engine, the MaK M 46 DF, rated at 900kW/cylinder at 500rpm and 514rpm in diesel and gas modes, available in an in-line or V-configuration. 08 Dec 2011
Cat establishes Chinese joint venture
Caterpillar has announced a deal with Anqing CSSC Diesel Engine Co (ACD) of China to form a joint venture that will manufacture MaK medium speed marine engines for China and the Asia Pacific region. 09 Dec 2011
Over 100 Cat engines for Bourbon OSVs
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems says that it has been selected to provide over 100 engines and generator sets to Bourbon Offshore, for a number of offshore newbuildings currently being constructed in China. 09 Dec 2011
Cat 3516 for EPA Tier 3 OCV
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is supplying four Cat 3516C gensets for a SV-310 multi-purpose offshore vessel for Harvey Gulf International, the first US-flagged EPA Tier 3 compliant vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. 08 Dec 2011
Tug to trial EPA Tier 3 Cat engines
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems says that US tug operator Harley Marine Services is participating in a field study of the Cat 3500 US EPA Tier 3 marine propulsion engines, scheduled for completion in summer 2012. 01 Jun 2012
Engine revamp could pave way for others
Germany’s Zeppelin Power Systems says the modernisation and re-engining of a 20-year-old Russian factory trawler could be a potentially viable cost alternative to newbuilding and a model for further such conversions. 27 Jun 2012
New high-speed propulsion and gas-fuelled genset engines added to Cat high-speed range
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has announced a new high-speed propulsion engine based on its 3516 platform, but optimised to deliver clean-burn combustion along with an up to 15% power increase in its commercial ratings. 01 Nov 2012
Cat goes for pure gas genset power
At the recent SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems announced that it is currently developing a high speed gas engine based on the 3500 engine platform. 30 Nov 2012
GL certifies MaK dealer Bolier
Classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved Netherlands based Machinefabriek Bolier BV in accordance with MaK's standards for its propulsion and service dealers. 22 Mar 2013
Caterpillar launches smaller dual-fuel MaK
Caterpillar has formally announced that it is developing a dual-fuel version of another of its MaK medium-speed propulsion engines. 02 Jun 2013
Higher power MaK
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is now offering a higher power version of its MaK M 32 engine series. 27 Jun 2013
First dual-fuel MaK engine goes to AIDA cruise ship
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has shipped its first MaK M 46 DF dual fuel marine engine to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan. 03 Jul 2013
Dual-fuel MaK engine hosts advance in control technology
David Tinsley looks at the MaK dual fuel engine range, the first of which has now been shipped by the Caterpillar corporation for installation in a newbuild cruise vessel. 31 Oct 2013
Caterpillar to supply engines for Kleven OCV
MaK engines have been selected to power an Østensjø Rederi newbuild set for delivery in spring 2016, to be constructed by Kleven Shipyard in Norway. 04 Dec 2013
New Ratings for MaK M 25 C
Caterpillar Marine has announced increased power ratings for the MaK M 25 C propulsion engine, to be made available from the end of 2014. 06 Dec 2013
Caterpillar ships first of 3500 series
Caterpillar Marine has shipped its first Cat 3500 series marine gas engines, destined for and LNG hybrid barge – the world’s first LNG-powered barge in the Port of Hamburg. 03 Apr 2014
Caterpillar power for Teekay Offshore
Caterpillar Marine will be providing complete propulsion solutions for four new ocean-going towing vessels designed by Ulstein Design and Solutions. 19 Jun 2014
Twin fins add efficiency benefits to diesel electric installations
Caterpillar recently formally launched its Cat Propulsion Twin Fin system, designed to save fuel and emissions for diesel-electric installations while improving overall vessel performance. 16 Jul 2014
Caterpillar looks offshore with enhanced four-stroke range
Caterpillar Marine has introduced several significant updates to its four-stroke engine range, targeted primarily at the flourishing offshore sector. 31 Oct 2014
Cat performs first in hull retrofit of dual fuel engine
Hamburg, Germany based Caterpillar Marine reports that it has completed the first in-hull retrofit of a dual fuel marine engine. 02 Dec 2014
Caterpillar power for Maersk subsea service vessels
Caterpillar Marine is to provide MaK diesel electric propulsion (DEP) solutions for four Maersk Supply Services newbuilds to be built by COSCO Dalian Shipyards. 10 Dec 2014
Caterpillar undertakes first in-hull LNG retrofit and reports new orders
An LNG tanker has had its engine converted to LNG without modifying the ship structure, while MaK and larger Cat engines continue to rack up orders from the offshore market sector. 31 Dec 2014
Caterpillar reaches ‘milestone’ with Tier 4 engine
Caterpillar Marine has reached a ‘milestone achievement’ with an order for its new Tier 4 Final C280-16 generator sets – the marine industry’s highest horsepower, Tier 4 solution. 05 Mar 2015
Dual-fuel retrofit for Furetank vessel
Caterpillar Marine is conducting its second retrofit of a dual-fuel MaK diesel engine, onboard Furetank Rederi’s 143.9m tanker ‘Fure West’. 05 Aug 2015